smile & say “awww!”
queenie’s cards is a stationery and gifts company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded by Queenie Best, the cute, cartoony designs that make you smile and say “awww!” are inspired by everyday life, puns and inside jokes.
The illustrations are created as greeting cards first before they are redesigned into additional products such as our popular enamel pins. Each cartoon has its own punny story to tell.
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Queenie Best Owner & Designer
It all began when Queenie received her first Valentine in kindergarten. This sparked her love of snail mail and passion for paper goods. Although the company was founded in 2008, it wasn’t until 2014 that Queenie left her 9-5 to focus on the company full time. One day when she was rocking her baby to sleep, she realized her calling went back to when she received that heart-shaped Valentine. queenie’s cards made its debut at the 2014 National Stationery Show and Queenie has been busy creating punny cartoons for you ever since! She lives with her husband, their little girl, two loud cats and one rambunctious golden retriever in Toronto.
Queenie is also the co-founder of Q&A Letterbox, a curated monthly greeting card subscription series. Featuring independent designers and highlighting Canadian companies, Q&A Letterbox sends pretty paper and stationery goodies to your mailbox, so you can spread the love, one mailbox at a time.